Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Roger Hallas, Director
309 Tolley Humanities Building
Barbara Applebaum, Dorri Beam, Susan Branson, Linda Carty, Tucker B. Culbertson, Albrecht Diem, Carol Fadda-Conrey, Beth Ferri, Roger Hallas, Margaret Himley, Thomas M. Keck, Claudia Klaver, Andrew S. London, Laurie Marhoefer, Vivian M. May, Charles Morris, Donald E. Morton, Dana M. Olwan, Jackie Orr, Elizabethe C Payne, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Erin Rand, Robin Riley, William A. Robert, Perry Singleton
The minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Studies requires 18 credits of course work: two lower division core courses (QSX 111 - Queer Histories, Communities, and Politics and QSX 112 - Sexualities, Genders, Bodies ) and four upper division courses approved for the minor. QSX 111 counts towards the social science requirement and QSX 112 counts towards the humanities divisional requirement in the Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum: both QSX 111 and QSX 112 count toward the critical reflections requirement. There are no cluster requirements for students; students may take any of the approved courses or petition to substitute other courses with substantial LGBT content or projects. Currently approved courses include those listed below. Course with partial focus on LGBT content have been marked with an asterisk. No more than two of these courses can be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor.
Two lower division core courses (required)
Queer Histories, Communities, and Politics
Explores and analyzes queer histories, communities and politics from the ancient past to the contemporary, global present through an interdisciplinary reading of research, theory, memoir, biography, fiction, and documentary film.
Sexualities, Genders, Bodies
Explores how sexuality, gender, and embodiment are understood across communities and through time with an interdisciplinary analysis of literature, film, mass media, websites, research, and theory.
The Courses for the Minor are Clustered Thematically
The courses for the minor are clustered thematically, and each cluster will offer at least one course every fourth semester. Often, more than one course will be offered per semester.
Communities, Places, and Identities:
This cluster explores the social and spatial dimensions of sexuality, the production of sexual identities, and LGBT lives and experiences.
Histories and Knowledges:
This cluster analyzes the ways knowledge about sexuality is and has been constructed through social structures, cultural contexts, systems of power, epistemologies, and analytical practices.
Representation, Media, and Performance:
This cluster addresses the ways LGBT cultures and practices have been performed and represented in art and culture.
Institutions and Public Policy:
This cluster studies the ways legal, political, and educational institutions both shape and are shaped by LGBT lives and experiences.